The watch word for our culture is “in”. Are these clothes in, is that phrase in, am I in? It may sound like a middle school cliche, but look at the people around you. Look at yourself and your own life choices. We are constantly trying to do what everyone else is doing, what’s acceptable, essentially, … [See more…]
In Episode 5 of the Wicket Gate, Benjamin details five things we can learn about God from the Bible, and why we must learn about God. The five things mentioned in the video: 1. God has a Holy Standard 2. God is Love 3. God has a Perfect Plan 4. God is Preparing a Heavenly … [See more…]
There once was a little girl who cried for hours when her haircut was a few inches shorter than usual. She cried when her family moved, when she changed schools, and when she had to give her clothes to her little sister. When she grew up, she even cried as she waved goodbye to her … [See more…]
Happy Independence Day!
When I was younger and was really excited about something, say a vacation we were about to take, I would inevitably walk into Sunday School or a church service and hear, “Jesus is coming back someday!” I would then get all worried that Jesus would come back before the vacation had even started, and once … [See more…]
Why do we have the Bible? What is it for? Episode 4 of the Wicket Gate kicks off a series on the importance of the Bible.
Joy is a word that is tossed around a lot, without a whole lot of meaning assigned to it. Many times it is actually just used as a more spiritual sounding word for happy. People think of it maybe as a deeper version of happiness, saying that sunsets or walks on the beach bring … [See more…]
Imagine one of those on-the-street interviewers has just come up to you and shoved a microphone in your face. You had been enjoying a cool breeze and a hot cup of coffee, but now you’re staring into the biggest camera you’ve ever seen and a crazed looking reporter is blinking at you. “Do you pray?” … [See more…]